William Dean Speaks at Community Care Live
On 15th October 2019, William Dean delivered a legal update on special guardianship to Community Care Live. William’s talk considered the Interim Guidance on Special Guardianship Orders which was developed in response to the issues identified in Re P-S  EWCA Civ 140 and discussed its potential application to the facts of more recent cases. He also addressed the broader context, and the tension between the obligation to assess viable carers for a child within care proceedings and the statutory obligation upon a court to resolve cases within 26 weeks where that is possible.
Community Care Live is an annual event for social workers and other social care professionals which provides training on legal topics and other matters of interest to the profession.